Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be
some typographical errors
Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 301 probate year 1915
Will of Peter Churchill |
In re: PETER CHURCHILL . DECEASED.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
In the name of God. Amen. I, Peter Churchill, of Portugal Cove, Conception Bay, in the Island of Newfoundland do make and declare this to be my last will and testament as follows:-
First: for the support of my beloved wife Harriet I hereby give and bequeath to her, my said wife, one third of all that I possess in land and in fishing property.
Second: I hereby give and bequeath to my older son, Peter Edward, one third of all that I possess in land and fishing property, also my dwelling house situate off Portugal Cove Road and one half of my barn situate in the same place, and to his heirs and assigns for ever.
Third: I give and bequeath to my younger son Arthur Herbert one third of all that I possess in land and fishing property also my dwelling house situate by the water side in Portugal Cove and one half of my barn above mentioned and to his heirs and assigns forever.
Fourth: I hereby leave my daughter Elsie in the care of my two sons afore mentioned. The said sons are to look to and support their sister Elsie afore mentioned. untill such time as she be married and provided with a home of her own. Also that my two sons aforementioned are to work together until they shall have reached the age of (21) twenty one years when if they should find it difficult to agree or work together they are to dissolve partnership after they have attained the above mentioned age. But none of the property whatsoever, mentioned in this my last will and testament is to be sold or bartered away under any consideration whatsoever. And if my two sons aforementioned should die leaving no children to succeed them. Then everything whatsoever herein mentioned or intended and bequeathed to my sons in this my last will and testament shall pass over to my daughter Elsie aforementioned
Lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my said wife Harriet Churchill to be executrix of this my last will and testament ratifying and acknowledging this and no other to be my last will and testament. Peter Churchill his X mark Signed and declared by the above named Peter Churchill to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request have signed our names as witnesses to the same. H. C. Hussey. Azariah Hussey.
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